The new organization can raise and spend unlimited amounts in elections without needing to tip-toe around the tax rules that govern so-called social welfare nonprofit organizations.Continue reading
A bridge too far? Outside spender strategizes with members of Congress
Super PACs specializing in opposition research are thriving under loose coordination rules.Continue reading
Electioneering: Now is the time to not see it
In the final months before the midterm elections, reporting requirements on nonprofits' "issue advertising" will ramp up.Continue reading
Outside political spending = economic boom in D.C.
The politicians may love to hate Washington but guess where most of the money being spent on their behalf is going.Continue reading
Did guns beat money in Colorado recalls?
Pro-gun advocates appear to have defeated better-funded gun control supporters in this year's Colorado recall races, but loopholes in the reporting laws make it hard to determine exactly who spent how much.Continue reading
Koch operative’s dark money group leading charge to cut spending
A Koch-affiliated dark money group is the newest organization to jump on train of shutdown ads and has a new wave of ads targeted at government spending and waste.Continue reading
Few companies have received as much attention for their campaign expenses than Koch Industries in the past year. According to... View ArticleContinue reading
Koch Industries First Contributions of the 2012 Cycle
Koch Industries’ political action committee (PAC) reports contributions totaling $46,500 to the congressional campaigns and PACs of sixteen Republicans and... View ArticleContinue reading
Koch lobbied on consumer protection database recently defunded in the House
In mid-February, freshman Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, whose top campaign donor is Koch Industries, proposed a successful amendment in an appropriations bill to defund a new public product safety database recently soft-launched by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Two years ago, when the bill was being debated, Koch lobbied on this specific issue, citing the "consumer reporting database provision" in legislation that passed that year.
In addition, the congressman's chief of staff, Mark Chenoweth, worked formerly both for Koch Industries and as chief legal counsel for Anne Northup, a Republican CPSC commissioner who has opposed the new database ...Continue reading
No, Follow the Money
Another week, another poor attempt by a New York Times columnist to be contrarian. Last week it was Frank Rich... View ArticleContinue reading